The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has published a new standard, 'Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard, Part 2: Balanced Twisted Pair Cabling Components, Addendum 4--Solderless Connection Reliability Requirements for Copper Connecting Hardware,' TIA/EIA-568-B.2-4. The document is addendum no. 4 to TIA/EIA-568-B.2.

This standard was developed to improve performance reliability for connecting hardware used in commercial building telecommunications. The standard specifies reliability requirements for solderless contacts and copper connecting hardware designs that utilize solderless contacts to terminate copper cable insulated conductors.

TIA/EIA-568-B.2-4 was created by TIA TR-42.7 Subcommittee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems and was released June 2002. To obtain copies of the document, please contact Global Engineering Documents at (800) 854-7179 or visit http://global.ihs.com. EC